Author Topic: NE Wall phones Circa 1950s  (Read 164 times)

Offline markosjal

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NE Wall phones Circa 1950s
« on: July 06, 2019, 01:53:31 PM »
I found these two for about $130 USD for the set

They look to be in great shape. I always wanted one of these.

https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-682632343-telefono-antiguo-1-par-mca-northelectric-1951-_JM

One says it has 40 hz ringer and other says 60 hz. Maybe one of you Northern guys can tell me the specifics on the rigers and whether i can just change a capacitor value.

Also whats the going price on units like this? They are far less common than say  WE302
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Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: NE Wall phones Circa 1950s
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 02:16:54 PM »
The sets are North Electric telephones, not Northern Electric.     They were made in Galion, Ohio.   Northern Electric was located in Montreal, QC.

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Offline paul-f

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Re: NE Wall phones Circa 1950s
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 02:40:05 PM »
Some basic info on North ringers for your sets is here:

  http://www.paul-f.com/NorthRingers.html

and info on the North Electric H-series sets is in the TCI Library. Start with this general search:

  https://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/search?q=north+electric
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Offline markosjal

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Re: NE Wall phones Circa 1950s
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 06:57:05 PM »
They are so pretty, but id never get the ringers

I can not recall which ATAs have adjustable ringer frequencies. Maybe one with pulse dialing too.
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